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Study: Moving Oil by Pipeline Safer Than Trucks or Trains

By    |   Friday, 18 October 2013 01:46 PM

It's safer to transport oil by pipeline than by trucks or trains, according to a new study from Canada's Fraser Institute
 
The issue is particularly relevant because President Barack Obama must still decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
 
The study looked at statistics from the U.S. Transportation Department concerning injuries from accidents on pipeline, rail, and road accidents.
 
It found that for accidents from 2005 to 2009 involving oil transportation, the rate of hospitalization was 30 times lower for pipeline workers than rail workers and 37 times lower than for road transportation workers.
 
The risk of a spill also was lower for pipelines.
 

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